Meternity Body Painting
A cooperation with SVAMV - Schweizerischer Verband für Alleinerziehende Mütter
Pregnancy Body Painting can be done at any stage of pregnancy, but is most fun to do in the 3rd trimester when the "baby bump" is the biggest! This is a lot of fun to do, it’s very relaxing for mother and baby.
I use only safe water based make up, very safe for mother and baby to be used on mothers skin. Washes off with soap and water.
Sometimes personal collaborations create something beautiful. A few days ago I painted my pregnant friend, Anna. We discussed painting her growing bump and a plan developed. We wanted to paint something that represented a mother's love. "
I painted a famous artwork „Mother and child. It‘s a painting that focuses on woman at different stages in their lives. Painted by Gustav Klimt in 1905, it uses soft shades to portray a young woman with a child resting beside her. This painting is also known as, „Le tre eta della Donna“.
Gustav Klimt is also known for other paintings which explore the changes that women go through, some of of which are influenced by society.
Bodypainting is not just for size 0 models. It is a way to own and celebrate your body in all it's majesty. Celebrating your body and creating art with it is empowering. Pregnancy in particular is a beautiful time in a woman's life. I love the fact that Anna overcame her initial nervousness and trusted the me to create something to celebrate her pregnancy. Bodies are beautiful. Women too often worry about feeling too fat, or bloated or ugly in pregnancy, when in reality they are beautiful. Watching the behind the scenes video and seeing the genuine smiles and beauty in Anna's face you can see how empowered the experience made her.
Thanks Anna for your trust and support in my art!